Video will not play in editor (2.8.10 on OSX)

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This seems to be a common problem yet none of the fixes listed in other threads seems to work.

I can't play videos in my editor. I can drag the playhead by hand and scroll through the video but not play it.

This is 2.10.8 on OSX (El Capitain) and the fixes listed here:

and here:

Do not work.

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Mark Jeftovic

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In the two threads you linked to, they are for Camtasia *Windows*.
It's hard to troubleshoot an old version on an old OS, so it would certainly be best if you updated to the latest on both. However, I can understand why that might be a challenge since there is probably a good reason you are 3-4 versions out of date on both.

Have you tried:
  • Rebooting
  • Closing down ALL other programs to free up memory
  • Using just a recording on the timeline from Camtasia
  • Using just another video (instead of a recording) on the timeline